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Dress Code


Westport Middle Schools Handbook for 2021-2022

Guidelines for Appropriate Attire for School

The following guidelines apply to all regular school activities:

  • Shoes appropriate for school activities must be worn at all times. Footwear standards are maintained for the prevention of accidents and injury. High-heeled shoes or sandal styles that make walking, running or other activities less safe for students are discouraged.

  • Clothing and jewelry should be safe and free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive or which advocate violence, racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice, or the use of drugs or alcohol.

  • No clothing, article of clothing, or manner of wearing clothes that is inappropriately revealing is permitted. Underwear should not be visible.

  • Clothing or jewelry which is distracting, or disruptive to the educational program, or which is gang-related, or which poses a threat to the physical well-being and safety of the students or others, shall not be worn on campus or at school activities.

  • The principal and staff at each school may establish additional dress and grooming regulations, when necessary, for regular school activities and/or for times when students are engaged in extracurricular or other special school activities.

  • Coaches and teachers may find it necessary to impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs of certain sports and/or classes.

  • Principals may confiscate inappropriate attire and provide a suitable substitute if available, and/or phone home to inform parents that a change of attire must be provided.

  • Parents are advised to be sure that students have outerwear appropriate to the weather and to the activities in which they will engage, e.g., warm clothes for recess, rain/snow boots when needed and appropriate clothing in inclement weather.



Students are required to change clothes for physical education class. Items include: sneakers and socks, athletic shorts and a white crew-neck T-shirt (short or long sleeved). Students are expected to bring home their PE attire to launder on a regular basis. Long athletic pants and sweatshirts are recommended for colder weather. For safety, jewelry should not be worn and long hair should be secured back.

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